Thursday, 13 November 2014

You notice things if you pay attention.

In the Mood for Love (2000)

One of the absolute greats. It's a minor story in many ways, a slow lightly plotted look at a couple who live in an apartment block together and realise their spouses are cheating on them. 
It spirals around the two, brilliantly played by Maggie Cheung and Tony Chui Wai Leung, as they form a tender close friendship not wanting to fall into infidelity as their partners had.
Every frame is achingly beautiful Wong Kai Wai and Chris Doyle in complete command of every visual creating an emotive mise-en-scene that compliments the actors  and is reinforced by an exceptional use of sound and music.
On the surface it is perhap a little staid, focussing on repression of passion but it is without doubt one of the most sensual, sexy movies ever filmed.
Pure bliss.

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